A New President and a GOP-Controlled Congress—What It All Means for HR in 2017

By Bob Carragher Jan 13, 2017

In a week, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. He and the Republican leaders in the 115th Congress have promised to move forward quickly with a very aggressive 100-day agenda that includes repeal of the Affordable Care Act and comprehensive tax reform. What's the likelihood that they'll succeed, and what does this mean for you as an HR professional, for your organization and for your fellow employees?

Find out at SHRM's 2017 Employment Law & Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 13-15, in Washington, D.C.

"It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we've been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours." On January 10, during his farewell address to the country from Chicago, President Barack Obama reminded us that "The work of democracy has always been hard" and that it's up to all of us—not just a select few—to participate in the process.

There's no better opportunity to do just that than by joining more than 200 of your peers on the final day of the conference to travel to Capitol Hill to discuss workplace issues with your representatives and their staffs in Congress. After two full days of programming on workplace issues, including over 20 concurrent sessions designed to help keep your organization compliant and plan for the changes likely to occur beginning later this month, you'll have an opportunity to share your views about the current issues impacting your organizations. You'll also hear from an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, ranging from "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace and noted presidential historian Michael Beschloss to agency officials from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

Register today after reviewing our exciting list of keynote speakers and concurrent sessions—with more programming and speaker updates to come!


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